Ode to A Dying People (song)

The song “Ode to a Dying People”, the most popular version of which is by the Swedish singer Saga. The following links are copies of the same song. The lyrics for the song are given here as well.

Ode to a Dying People, by Saga


Ode to a Dying People (singer unknown)


Ode to a Dying People, by Men Against Time


Ode to a Dying People, by Red, White & Blue


Ode to a Dying People, by Vinterdis


Ode to A Dying People, by Rahowa


Ode to a Dying People (instrumental, acoustic)




Ode to a Dying People

[These lyrics are for the version by Saga]

Eyes shining bright with unspilt tears
Thinking about all those wasted years,
When everything worth living for is gone,
And, brother, I find it hard to keep fighting on

Falling down towards the abyss, the abyss
The reaper embraces me with his kiss
It makes me want to refuse to care, refuse to care
To watch this all unfold, too much to bear

If this is the way it ends, if this is the way my race ends
If this is the way it ends, I can’t bear to witness
If this is the way it ends, if this is the way my race ends
If this is the way it ends, I can’t bear to witness

Disease encroaching on all I hold dear
Somehow I gotta get my soul outta here
Heart of agony, faint burning hope
I’m finding it hard to try to cope

And the cause liars own the world with a conquering poise, conquering poise
A wasteland of meaningless noise
We don’t stand a chance with a dormant pride, with a dormant pride
The heroes of our race have already died

If this is the way it ends, if this is the way my race ends
If this is the way it ends, I can’t bear to witness
If this is the way it ends, if this is the way my race ends
If this is the way it ends, oh, I can’t bear to witness

[music break]

To imagine it has all come down to this
Apathy and suicidal bliss
It’s all over except for the cryin’
With a whimper instead of the roar of a lion

And the greatest race to ever walk the earth, walk the earth
Dying a slow death with insane mirth
The tomb has been prepared, a race betrayed, a race betrayed
White man, fight the flight towards the grave

If this is the way it ends, if this is the way my race ends
If this is the way it ends, I can’t bear to witness
If this is the way it ends, if this is the way my race ends
If this is the way it ends, oh, I can’t bear to witness

If this is the way it ends, if this is the way my race ends
If this is the way it ends, oh, I can’t bear to witness
If this is the way it ends, if this is the way my race ends
If this is the way it ends, oh, I can’t bear to witness

Don’t let it end this way, don’t let it end this way
Don’t let it end this way, I can’t bear to witness

Don’t let it end this way, don’t let it end this way!
Don’t let it end this way, I can’t bear to witness

If this is the way it ends, if this is the way my race ends
If this is the way it ends, oh, I can’t bear to witness
If this is the way it ends, if this is the way my race ends
If this is the way it ends, oh, I can’t bear to witness